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Flooding forces evacuations in Utah County

Published: Wednesday, July 1 2015 1:47 p.m. MDT

This photo of a flooded neighborhood in Santaquin was taken on Saturday, September 7, 2013. (Courtesy of Ashley Paul) This photo of a flooded neighborhood in Santaquin was taken on Saturday, September 7, 2013. (Courtesy of Ashley Paul)

ALPINE — Scores of residents in Alpine have been forced from their homes following heavy rainfall. Officials released a statement that said "All homes near Box Elder and Moyle Drive need to evacuate immediately. All those east of Grove Drive to the Willow Canyon area need to be on alert."

The National Weather Service released a report that indicated 0.75 inches of rain fell in 15 minutes at the Alpine burn scar. Debris flow has been confirmed. Flooding has also occurred in areas of Provo, Orem and Payson in Utah County, though no evacuations have been reported.

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